Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Adventure Garden










* Utah Locals: Visiting the Red Butte Gardens is just as much fun (maybe more!) in winter. Be sure to break the rules in order to have some big fun.

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52 comments:

caite said...

love the one with the berries!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Love the title! It looks very inviting all except the poison ivy!!!

Red Lotus Mama said...

I love the photo of the snake coming out of the snow and the one of the red berries contrasted with the pure white.

Happy WW! So many beautiful things in nature to photograph ... here are just a few: http://tinyurl.com/yakdejk

donna said...

I luv the beauty of a winter garden and these photos from the Red Butte Gardens are wonderful.

I, too, always notice signs and it was fun to see the ones you included in this post.

donna

Kiki said...

These are all super gorgeous! Lovely post..like a captivating story unfolding! Great photos! happy WW.

Carol said...

Beautiful post Kate! I love the fish leading into your photo of the I am guessing Viburnum berries. Roses, grasses ... all lovely photos! Winter is so fun with the right equipment ... skis and snowshoes do so help us enjoy the landscape. ;>)

Gail said...

That was a fantastic tour...I feel invigorated by the art and snow! gail

TorAa said...

The Winterlandscape is very different from Summer. But, it has it charmes and mysetries as well.

Excellent photos and yes, break the rules and have fun go skiing

Gail said...

Stunning Photos!

Kate said...

Hi, Caite;
Thanks for stopping by. Your foggy tree photo is just breathtaking!

Kate said...

Hi, Sukhmandir;
I stopped over to try to find your blog but was re-directed. (?) But, thanks just the same and happy WW!

joey said...

January Joy! (love the poison ivy sign:)

Kate said...

Hi, Red;
Gorgeous pics over at your place! Love the way you captured the rain. Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!

Kate said...

Hi, Donna!
That Coo Coo Kid of yours would have a blast in the Adventure Garden. That snake that I photographed is one of many. The snakes are the sprinkler system!

Kate said...

Hi, Kiki ~ Great birdie pics over at your place. AND! Just last night I discovered your old post Gentle Spirits. Cool to see you're a horse lover, too.

Kate said...

Thx, Carol! We need to drag you along on a snowshoe adventure so you can i.d. all of the plants as we march by! :)) Neither one of us is very good at that ~ embarrassing since we're, allegedly, master gardeners.

Kate said...

Hi, Gail;
Red Butte is a wonderful collection of gardens in the Salt Lake valley. They have a seed collecting day (which they probably do to keep all of us from pilfering seeds throughout the season!) Anyhoo, I'm growing some beautiful stuff in my gardens, thanks to them. And, surprise, surprise, I collected the seeds legally. :D

Rosey Pollen said...

Hopefully we will get some fresh snow tonight! Looks like a good place for snowshoeing etc.
I am not sure if the Colorado Rose potatoes were developed for mountain growing or not. I will have to do some research there.
Rosey

Iron Needles said...

Very nice photos, and appreciating stopping, taking off the gloves, getting the camera out, and freezing the fingers while snapping them!

Also re: the hankie comment over at Just-a-mere. DSis has a hankie collection that is really something. She's been hoarding them since she was in grade school. I have lots, too, but not like hers, and she finds the best ones ever. We love our hankies.

Kate said...

Thx, Gail and TorAa and happy Wordless Wednesday to both of you! :)

Kate said...

Hi, Joey!
I loved seeing your lake escape captured on such a pretty winter day. In Minnesota we always called it 'up at the Lake,' (even if we were driving south to get to our lake cabin.) Is it the same with Michigan folks?

Kate said...

Hi, Rosey;
I hope you get some good snowshoeing in over the weekend. It has been snowing a little every evening around these parts. Thx for looking into that tater for me. It might be a goodie for my garden. :)

Noelle said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Did you have an adventure? I love the bright red on the tree :^)

Kate said...

Oooh... Iron! I knew we had lots in common. We should all do hanky posts! It's a lost art, that's for sure. I certainly treasure my small collection... :)

Kate said...

Hi, Noelle;
Lots of red berries along our snowy path. I'm not sure what they are but they're quite striking against the snow. :)

joey said...

Indeed it is, Kate, plus everyone says, "We're going UP NORTH!"

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Love this photo essay, Kate!

Kate said...

Oh, Joey, that has me giggling. I do miss the upper midwest...

Kate said...

Hi, Kylee;
Are you and Marth BFFs now? What fun you've been having! I'm heading over to catch up on your travels...

Titanium said...

Winter gardens are amazing... Love the sign on the bench; it says it all!

Shelle said...

stunning photos.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Oh Kate, TOO funny that you say that. One of the other bloggers at the show posted this, which is absolutely HILARIOUS!

http://www.complicatedmama.com/martha-stewart-hang-blog-show/

Kate said...

Ha! Kylee that woman is hysterical! Love this!! Thanks for sharing the link. :))

Spice said...

Great pictures. I love the one with the berries on the trees!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WW! :) And we didn't rent the tux - we bought it for like $30 (so much cheaper then renting) :)

Earl's Daughter said...

Burr!!

Here's Mine:

http://www.earlsdaughter.com/2010/01/wordless-wednesday-blissdom.html

Kate said...

Hi, Spice;
I'm amazed you can find a tux for a 2 year old. :) But, now that I think about it my daughter wasn't much older when she was a flower girl.

Hi, Earl's Daughter!
Thanks for stopping by. Heading over to check out your blog right now...

plainstufftoo said...

very nice winter photos ...
thx
jeff.
SLC
Plain Stuff

KC said...

Wow, it is fun to relive such a fun day with your photos. You have such a eye for the perfect shot. Breaking the rules make it so much more fun and then the bundt cake to top it off;-)

Snowcatcher said...

So wonderful to see so many signs of life on such a blustery cold day! Wonderful photo essay, and I love the look of your blog.

Kate said...

Oh, KC... You would have to spill the beans about the bundt cake, wouldn't you? ha-ha

Kate said...

Amazing horsie photos, Snowcatcher! I absolutely love 'em! Happy WW.

Topiary Lady said...

Beautiful Photos! Thank you for sharing! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Kate said...

Hi, Topiary;
Thanks for visiting. Are we soul sistas?? That photo of your horsie looks a lot like my horsie. :) Happy WW.

Old Bookworm said...

Great pictures! Was that a statue of a moose and her baby in the creek? Don't like the snake (ewww!) but the one with the red berries is gorgeous!! Poison ivy--could thing they labeled it or someone might stick their hands in it...what's this? LOL

Kate said...

Hi, Bookworm;
Whaddya mean you don't like the snow? You live higher up in the mountains than I do! Perhaps we should become good friends with the Florida gardeners. The ones with plentiful guestrooms. :))

sweet bay said...

I love the statues and those beautiful red berries!

donna said...

I feel a need to chime in on the "up north" conversation. In Wisconsin, we've been known to say we're going "up nort".....gotta luv the Badger State.

donna

Kate said...

Glad you chimed in Donna!

I'll be at a Wisconsin lake cabin this summer.

Must make sure to get the lingo right! I wouldn't want anyone to roll their eyes at the token Minnesnowtan. Oh, ya, you betcha... :D

Rose said...

Great photos, Kate! I think we might be safe from the poison ivy right now:)

Kate said...

Thx, Rose;
KC - my hiking buddy - always has the best eye for signs along the trails. We had a good laugh over that one, too. :D

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I actually have a friend who got a bad case of poison ivy in WINTER. Yes, you can still get it then!

Kate said...

Hi, Kylee;

Wow. Good to know. The poison ivy sign was across an icy stream. If it had been closer I might have stood near the sign for a laugh. I'm glad someone has a head on her shoulders. :)